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koran
03-08-2013, 15:08
So Ive been trying to paint my PHR and as much as I like the models I really lost my motivation after having played several games with them.... They just seem so static and...well... boring.

When deciding what army to collect I had toyed between PHR and Shaltari and began to think I had made the wrong choice so (having just been paid and having the summer holiday to eat up) thought why not give Shaltari a go. Having played one game so far Im hugely happy with the change. It was a MUCH more enjoyable game from the point of view of me an my opponent (even though I only drew and I hadnt lost with the PHR).

So it seemed time to get painting. I went for two of the smaller models to get testing a paint scheme, a spirit gate and the warspear.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5260_zpsebd30cc0.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5260_zpsebd30cc0.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5261_zps6bcdd376.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5261_zps6bcdd376.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5263_zps82db47dd.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5263_zps82db47dd.jpg.html)

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5264_zps6b0f4739.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5264_zps6b0f4739.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5266_zps852ffe37.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5266_zps852ffe37.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5267_zps48d5ce02.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5267_zps48d5ce02.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5268_zpse7c5b803.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5268_zpse7c5b803.jpg.html)

Pretty happy with the colours. Not yet sure about the wings. Im going to have a good at an Eden gate and see how that looks (as it has more wings).

Comments and constructive criticism always welcome.

6mmhero
06-08-2013, 13:52
That is a really good colour scheme, are you using washes over a white or cream base?
I have my Shaltari to get painted and just trying to work out the best way with all the small detail on them. Also thinking of colours as I wanted a very dark frame with light contrasting panels. But it seems Shaltari prefer bight colours.

Will be interesting to see the rest of your force.

koran
08-08-2013, 07:59
The colour are Vallejo air brush colours over a grey undercoat (I havent used a grey undercoat before but its seems to generate some really nice pastel shades). I have seen some shaltari done in dark colours and they look good, especially when contrasted with some bright colours.

Daniel36
08-08-2013, 08:24
Awesome stuff! Warseer needs more DzC logs.
I should finish painting my Shaltari and UCM too.

I like what you did with the central gem. I am going to copy that style if you don't mind.

koran
11-08-2013, 11:04
No problem Daniel. I can give you the colours I used if you'd like?

Finished my first Eden gate last night. Im hoping to finished the next two today. Same style as the others.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5270_zps9ad74fbe.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5270_zps9ad74fbe.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5274_zpsde4e55bb.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5274_zpsde4e55bb.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5272_zps793c088a.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5272_zps793c088a.jpg.html)

6mmhero
12-08-2013, 15:04
Very very nice.
I have finally decided on my colouor scheme and it is nice and simple involving multiple washes to bring out the recessed details.

koran
12-08-2013, 18:35
Didnt finish these as quickly as I thought I would. I had them done but decided I wanted to do something so I could tell them apart when playing (so I can mark off which have been used each turn).

I had thought about different coloured wings but just dont like the "rainbow" effect that it would give the army and unit markings doesnt really suit my image of Shaltari. So I decided on writing a "name" for each aircraft/dropship on the base but didnt want to use English. Instead I thought it would be nice to include some Shaltari language. Now there isnt anything in the background so that pretty much gave me free reign to choose whatever I wanted. I ended up (having looked through some different alphabets) going for characters similar to those I found for a Klingon alphabet. The characters dont actually mean anything, they just look nice, but its enough to have a prefix that will be the same for each of the different types of dropship and then an additional part so they can be told apart. Well its been a while since I have done much freehand so Im a bit rusty but generally happy with how it came out.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5280_zps714513f6.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5280_zps714513f6.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5277_zps81f81529.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5277_zps81f81529.jpg.html)

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5278_zps5dbbfb0c.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5279_zpse4951456.jpg.html)http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5279_zpse4951456.jpg

So the three Eden gates are done. Just need to decide on what next. Either a Firedrake or the Yari (they are just so cute!!)

Just realised the text isnt very clear so sorry about that.

6mmhero
13-08-2013, 15:51
A great idea and from what I can see done well.

I have moved to batch painting for my force now I have the scheme. So finishing the Haven light gates and then doing the Yari's and them the tomahawks etc.

koran
14-08-2013, 19:00
Well the vote by WelshFury on another forum meant I went for the Firedrake next. Damn that thing has a lot of detail on it. I love the model but towards the end it was getting a bit much. I will save the second one for another time (though I have done the nameplate on the base).

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5281_zps4c8b64d4.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5281_zps4c8b64d4.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5283_zps94ee03c0.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5283_zps94ee03c0.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5285_zps6c04773b.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5285_zps6c04773b.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5287_zpsd50e1fd8.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5287_zpsd50e1fd8.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5288_zps58349600.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5288_zps58349600.jpg.html)

Still need a bit more practice to get up to scratch on the freehand but it will suffice for now.

Now onto the Yari (they are SO cute!). Just have to make bases for them first.

koran
31-08-2013, 14:31
Here are my Yari and their Haven transports. I went for the city bases being a little overgrown as they probably havent been used for some time (and those sneaky resistance fighters have probably been gardening :p) and the bases mean that I can make them look more like they are skimming along the surface.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5357_zps2d0965bf.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5357_zps2d0965bf.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5359_zps62b0201b.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5359_zps62b0201b.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5360_zpscfb599b1.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5360_zpscfb599b1.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5361_zpsdae70324.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5361_zpsdae70324.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5362_zps53473d99.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5362_zps53473d99.jpg.html)
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http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5365_zpseeb9781f.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5365_zpseeb9781f.jpg.html)

sheep
08-09-2013, 15:49
Beautiful mate, really great models, and brilliantly painted.

imm0rtal reaper
09-09-2013, 00:41
Really fantastic work there. Well done!

GomezAddams
14-09-2013, 17:55
Im going to end up buying into this at some point - lovely stuff

Lothlanathorian
17-09-2013, 09:00
Damn good looking space porcupinecuddlefishdwarves.

koran
27-10-2013, 16:41
Long absence due to work and being distracted by other models :p

Sorry about the quality of these photos, my camera just didnt want to focus on such small models. I think I might have to get a light as well as they are a little dark.
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5374_zpsf16266ee.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5374_zpsf16266ee.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5375_zps851f06bb.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5375_zps851f06bb.jpg.html)http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5382_zps91c11ad8.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5382_zps91c11ad8.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5378_zpsd2804116.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5378_zpsd2804116.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5379_zps31f07b63.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5379_zps31f07b63.jpg.html)
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/NeilCollins_/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5381_zpsd3b171e0.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/NeilCollins_/media/Dropzone%20-%20Shaltari/DSCF5381_zpsd3b171e0.jpg.html)

fluffy05
28-10-2013, 03:21
Stunning brushwork on such small scale figures!

Very impressed with the army so far and the basing looks great too :)

Lothlanathorian
31-10-2013, 00:41
Damn, man, that's some insane detailing on those Braves. I am forced to assume this is sorcery and condemn you for communing with the demonic!

Mike_Mee
02-12-2013, 15:26
Very impressing :-)